This week’s journey into the MoBoZonE starts and ends with the amazing Nina Simone a personal favourite of mine.
The amazing Johnny Pate and Adam Wade lead us in to some classic Blaxploitation and next Beres Hammond takes a swerve into the Philly sound in place of his more familiar reggae sides.
Air Power bring us to a studio 54 esque monster disco track. Air Power were formed originally in the 70s to entertain Zambian aircrews and their families. The band is still going strong after more than 40 years. The Awa band let loose with some super Afro funk, Tony Allen Fela Kuti’s band leader is on drums and vocals are provided by Barbara Snow with a remix from Quantic.
All Good Funk Alliance chilling us out with Sound Plus Matter In readiness for the heavyweight Gil Scot Heron with his insightful and cutting B-Movie. Next up a favourite of mine from Oscar Brown jr with his ode to curious kids. Oscar was a very interesting man Oscar was a singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist, and actor. Aside from his career, Brown ran unsuccessfully for office in both the Illinois state legislature and the U.S. Congress. He was an amazing songwriter who wrote the northern soul classic the Snake by Al Wilson.
Next up a rather nice jazz funk number which I only have on a bootleg 7”. Unfortunately I know nothing about it except that it is a cool track. Anyone who can help me with the info can contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be very grateful for the info.
Taking us into the final minutes of this week’s journey the James Brown Band with their metronomic rhythms lull you into the arms of Nina’s relaxing but powerful Feelin Good remixed on Verve by Joe Clausell.
I hope I will be able to welcome you back again to the MoBoZonE next week when we will be spending a full 2 hours absorbing all the aural delights that MoBo has to offer